Shopping Singapore, Singapore
Although it has been many years since Singapore's Orchard Road district was filled with orchards, a huge statue reminds us of the time when nutmeg was grown here. Nowadays, shopping centres have laid down their roots in its place. With its nod to the pagoda, Tangs department store paved the way in the 1930s. Following 3 years of renovation work, it recently opened a beautiful new hall dedicated to beauty. The neighbouring Mandarin Gallery department store showcases fashionable Singaporean labels such as Hansel and Jo Soh; close by, Takashimaya department store has a more international feel, with brands such as Christofle and Love Moschino. For lovely watches and jewellery from brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and Cortina Watch, make sure to visit Paragon department store, while the newest arrival, ION Orchard, shows off its futuristic curves and welcomes both streetwear and high-end fashion labels. A local tip: the shopping malls are joined by interconnecting underground walkways.
Tangs : 310 Orchard Rd, Singapore / +65 6737 5500 / www.tangs.com
Mandarin Gallery : 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore / +65 6831 6363